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Hacker Most Popular All Time

November 21, 2010 Leave a comment

In addition to regular Internet users, the virtual world is also filled by those who are referred to as hackers, called crackers or black hat hackers. Their penchant is to exploit a computer system and do what is referred to as cybercrime.

Some of them do it for pleasure and sense of curiosity alone, while others do it for personal profit. Here are some “black hack ‘most popular hacker community.

Jonathan James

James suddenly popular name because he was the first person thrown into the courts because of hacking. While incarcerated, he was only 16 years old.

In an interview with private TV stations in the United States, he says, “I just play and see,” said James, as quoted from ITSecurity, 16 November 2010. “The interesting challenge for me is what I can get if you succeed,” he said.

James who became the target is top class organization. For example, he installed a backdoor on the server Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The organization is one unit in the U.S. Defense Department in charge of reducing the threat against the United States and its allies from conventional weapons, special weapons, biological, chemical, up to nuclear.

Backdoor created by James enable view sensitive emails and retrieve data employee username and password.

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Hacker or Cracker?

October 11, 2010 3 comments

Hackers are people who study, analyze, and can modify or even exploit the system contained in a device such as computer software (computer programs) and computer hardware, administration and others, especially security.
In addition, hackers also a term for a person or group of people who provide useful contributions to the world of network and operating systems, make for world aid programs and computer networks. Hackers can also be categorized jobs are done to find the weaknesses of a system and provide ideas or opinions that can improve the discovery of system weaknesses.

Meanwhile, cracker is a term for people who are looking into it for system weaknesses and personal interests and seek to profit from an accessible system such as data theft, removal, and others.
Terminology hackers emerged in the early 1960s among the members of student organizations Tech Model Railroad Club at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The student group is one of the pioneering developments in computer technology and those struggling with a number of mainframe computers. The word the first time hackers came up with a positive sense to describe a member who has expertise in the field of computers and able to make computer programs better than it has been designed together.

Then in 1983, the term hacker became negative. The reason, in that year for the first time the FBI arrested a criminal group of computers The 414s are based in Milwaukee U.S.. 414 is their local area code. The group later referred to as a hacker was convicted of burglary 60 computers, from computers belonging to the Center Solan-Kettering Cancer Memorian up to a computer owned by Los Alamos National Laboratory. One of these have immunity because of testimonials, whereas 5 other players get probation sentence.

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